Roller derby’s local legends

It was a roller derby reunion of the highest order last weekend in Philadelphia.

Legends mingled with novices at the Penn Jersey Roller Derby League practice facility in North Philly for a Roller Derby Hall of Fame celebration.

As a part of the festivities, the League members skated under the tutelage of Hall-of-Famers like ‘Pretty’ Judy Arnold, ‘Little’ Richard Brown and ‘Queen of Mean’ Judy Sowinski.

Sowinski’s more than just a legend, though. She’s a current coach with the League, and she hopes all this Hall-of-Fame fuss brings the attention and interest to Roller Derby she thinks it deserves.

Her goal: A professional, banked-track-skating team in the Delaware Valley.

To see archival footage of the “Queen of Mean,” and hear about Sowinski’s current hopes for the League view the video above. (Video produced by Lindsay Lazarski) Click here for more on the Penn Jersey Roller League.

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